RV Sites
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Drinking Water
About Camel Lake Campground

Camel Lake Recreation Area provides a quiet place to relax and take in the beauty of the longleaf pine forest. Camping, swimming, hiking, and boating opportunities are all available, focused on the crystal-clear waters of Camel Lake.

Recreation

Above the lake's rim, the focal points of this recreation area are the well-shaded ten-site campground, suitable for RVs or tents, and the day use recreation area with its picnic tables, picnic shelter, and sandy beach for swimming. A short loop trail surrounds the lake, with longer loops possible incorporating the nearby Florida National Scenic Trail.

Facilities

Some of the campsites have electricity, and there is a bathhouse with flush toilets in the campsite and in the day-use area. A campground host is always available. The day-use parking lots, picnic areas, and restrooms are accessible. Hours of operation through the summer are 8 am to 8 pm (April 1st - Oct 31st) and through the winter are 8 am to 6 pm (Nov 1st - March 31st).

Natural Features

The Apalachicola is one of the most bio diverse places in the world, and Camel Lake places you in the middle of this natural treasure. You will be surrounded by tall longleaf pines and wiregrass, while seepage slopes in the forest create pitcher plant bogs. Rare pine savannahs are just to the south and the creeks and swamps around host a wide variety of animal life.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby, several boat landings provide access to the numerous creeks that feed into the Apalachicola River. The Apalachee Savannahs Scenic Byway and the Big Bend Scenic Byway provide beautiful views of pine savannahs, and they make excellent routes for trips down to the coast, which is only about an hour south.

Charges & Cancellations

Refunds can not be made on site. Refunds must be processed by Recreation.gov

ADA Access: N

Sites
11
Price
$20.00 - $30.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Drinking Water
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Camel Lake Campground is located in Florida
Latitude
30.2772 N
Longitude
-84.9866 W
Get Directions
Directions
Take SR 20 west from Tallahassee through Hosford to Bristol. Turn south on SR 12. Continue south to the Apalachicola National Forest boundary sign and look for a sign for Camel Lake soon after you pass the work station and trailhead on the left. Turn left on Forest Road 105, which is an unpaved road. Drive 2 miles to the recreation area entrance on the right.
2 Reviews of Camel Lake Campground
Beautiful & Quiet

We stayed for 4 nights. There were people in & out only staying a night or two. It is very quiet, the beach is nice (there are 2 gators that live on the other side of the lake), the bathrooms are clean, the shower was decent & the host was great! The sites are all HUGE (the outer ring is better than the inner), they are all close to the bathroom & more than enough privacy. You MUST reserve your site either online or by calling & the prices listed on the board are NOT correct. It is now $20 a night for non electric/water site and $30 for water/electric

First to Review
Out of the way.

Clean restroom, great host, and good fishing.